So…a few weeks ago, before the great camping expedition, I went to a Masterclass that Sunraysia sponsored that was run by Lunchbox Dad. It was amazing on many levels, one being I got to met one of the bloggers I follow- Beau aka Lunchbox Dada who had flown all the way to sunny Sydney for the event and another being that I got to partake in a small masterclass of bloggers and learn how to make some very creative lunches.
If you don’t know Lunchbox Dad, then you are missing out! His lunches are world famous, hence why he was invited to Sydney to teach us how to make them and they have featured in so many places on the web that I can’t begin to name them! Am I gushing? Yep.
Anyway, Sunraysia are launching their lunchbox love recipes (by leading nutritionist Rosie Mansfield) and their lunchbox love notes (which are so cute and can be downloaded here). We don’t normally drink much juice at Kidgredients HQ, but we have tried the Sunraysia juices before and the kids love them. For the rare occasion that we drink juice, it is awesome to know that they are 100% juice, nothing added and nothing taken away and that they are organic. We enjoyed a few at our campsite whilst away last month. They are so easy to pop in the fridge because of their shape as well! Another positive on a personal note is they don’t contain pineapple juice- so they are great for master 3 (who is allergic to pineapple if we are having a treat).
So the lunches…we made two, the supercool skewer face with egg eyes and the fish and under the sea lunch- check out the turtle!
I love it how we used simple ingredients to create such fun looking lunches that also have an good level of nutrition in them. We also used easylunchboxes* (which I already have at home) which was pretty cool because most of the bento style lunches I do and that I see here are using yumboxes as they make it all sit nicely without too much effort. Easy lunchboxes are a good lunchbox to start making bento lunches with as they are much cheaper than other lunchboxes (4 of them in a pack for $30). I’m hoping Master 3 will eat the turtle if I make it for him, despite it being green.
I asked Lunchbox Dad a few questions:
- What is the feedback from other kids and teachers?The feedback is great, they look forward to seeing my kids lunches on a Monday and are always interested to see what is in them.
- What is more important- the look of the lunches or what’s in them?
Generally I’ve got an idea in mind of what I’m going to do and how to do that with food, but as you know there aren’t many foods that are black or blue so for those sometimes I have to use things such as modelling clay to create the picture.
It was great to meet Lunchbox Dad and be able to talk lunchboxes with him, I’m now totally inspired and ready for the year of lunch boxes ahead!
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